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Quenched Fire


I locked my bedroom door
hiding like a wounded dog
without cleansing my injuries
there’s a blue hole in my belly
the color of dreams stronger than life

my unborn children strike my temple bones
stepping over my heart going down
along with my wishes
rough sand grinding in my stomach

I’m a woman with thousands of arms
rotating over head like a sword dance
one day they will fall over top
thorns will spring out from the bed
where I’m freezing

Jesus has a heart in flames above me
in another icon His Mother holds in her hands
a flower shaped heart
if I look closely I can see
that clouds are small angels
snowing over the blue hollow

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White Cross


One summer day I visited the Merry Cemetery
fearing Moirai that bring nights
walking hurriedly with small steps
reading colored crosses in a haste
shaking off pollen from my dress
flowers of stubborn butterflies
sitting on my chest’s cross
keeping my lips stitched tight
sealing too big questions
as if the priest were stretching towards me his crucifix

They built a black cross at the main street’s corner
I’m looking through the eyelids into the sun
shining brutally on the plain marble
spoiled now and then by some white pigeon
childhood is coming back inside me
all of us are again together
the others still smile telling me it’s useless to pour water for mice
teardrops hurt behind my eyes
the world is like a colored kaleidoscope
turning inside black binoculars

My forefathers lie in a small graveyard
in their village they whitewashed the crucifix pale blue
I stop for a while silence grows deeper
amid a forest of men rooted in crosses
a few young branches withered beforehand
many continue walking falling on their feet
where sky unites with earth
sometimes they raise up

A child is drawing a cross on the pillow
and falls asleep his front sticking to it

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(the Merry Cemetery – a famous cemetery in the North of Romania)

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Cimitirul Vesel

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Skyward Fiddler


a procession passes round the town cathedral
the wind rends the Death bas-relief
near the astrological entrance clock
like a wrested tiger claw

the green violin’s bow skips over strings
only a sad and stony Madonna smile
glides through the barbed wire
of blue stained glass

the cemetery chapel is always silent
one can hear stone wings breaking
heavy fir branches freeze above tombs
the sun sets on fire the snowfield
stretched out without traces

in an endless white Sunday
young trees are learning to rest
women have beads of sweat on their front
men cry staring at the sky
time is measured in candles
from stalactite to stalagmite
baptized wed
and departed

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The Rainbow


The rainbow’s colors are scattered,
clearing up wonders of being.
The winds took a moment of silence,
daydreams are swayed back to cradle.

A cloud has grown roots like a tree,
flooding the fields with blue flowers.
Wild grasses still catch scents of clay,
returning their breath to the sky.

The Word running down from above
is carried by pulverized light,
uniting today with tomorrow,
like circles beneath a tree bark.

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End of a Story


When I was a child The Snow Queen
stole my friend’s heart
placed in his chest an ice needle

Then I trod for a long a time
on fairy tale pathways
crushing my knees upon stones
weaving shirts from nettle threads
kissing an ugly frog
climbing mountains on stairs
dug with my own nails
crawling in the desert among snakes …
everything just to find my friend
to see the red roses in my home garden
bloom again

But I failed
and my dream vanished
Snow White and her mother became as one
Cinderella lost her shoe for eternity
„once upon a time” became „never”

Then I opened my eyes and said to myself
thanks God for giving me this sinless soul
to be able to fly free
on my heart’s open sky

From above tears dropped
as an answer
it was light again

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